Friday, February 18, 2011

2.1 Lace

Astute readers will note that this is not in fact the mittens promised as the first pattern from our second knitting notebook. When I sat down to transcribe the "Directions for a Mitten," I discovered they were very sketchy, the kind of idiosyncratic notes one makes for oneself when the question of anyone else being able to follow them is not a concern. After limited headway in making sense of them, I have decided to move ahead with the other patterns and return to the mittens at some future date.

Our new first pattern is a medium-wide garter stitch edging titled simply "Lace." The upper panel is graced with diagonal rows of eyelets and bordered above and below by faggoting, while the lower edge features a curved leaf motif. Double yarn overs add two stitches to the original 20 every right-side row until a stitch count of 28 is reached, and the added stitches are bound off in the final row of the 10-row repeat.



You can download the full-size chart, verbal instructions and notes here.

Next: Lace for Either Thread or Yarn

6 comments:

Lily said...

Amazing lace. Thanks so much for its chart, and its instructions.

Nile e Richard said...

Oi coração.
Belíssimo barrado de trico,adorei.
Bom fim de semana para voce.
bjtos.Nile.

=Tamar said...

Nice one. It looks a bit like #21, Oak Leaf, plus a not-offset form of #2, Fence Row, from the first booklet. It's a nice combination for a wider lace.

Sarah said...

I'd love to have a crack at the mitten pattern if you'd like to send it to me :)

I managed to figure out a couple of vague mitten patterns from 1891 recently.

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Gamy Hernandez said...

I would like to try my hand at the mittens. If you could share your burden with me I could try to help. I love antique patterns.